In tandem with last week’s edition of Tele-Tuesday, here are a few more new television series braving the broadcasting waves this summer.
MTV: Teen Wolf
We all remember the hit 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox…MTV transforms the teenage werewolf comedy into a supernatural drama starring Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, a high school lacrosse player who escapes a dangerous wolf encounter with only a bite. At least he thinks he escaped… This Teen Wolf edition has bite, pun intended; it will focus on werewolf mythology and the dark-side of the curse with some comparing it to the hit CW television series, The Vampire Diaries. Will Scott control his werewolf urge or give in to the curse’s temptation? Catch the special two-night Premier June 5th and June 6th
Lifetime: The Protector
Remember the 1990s series, The Profiler? Ally Walker returns to television this summer as Gloria Sheppard, The Protector: a single mother/homicide detective. By day, Sheppard and her partner (Tisha Campbell-Martin from Martin and My Wife and Kids) uphold the law. Unlike other detectives, Sheppard uses unorthodox methods and she receives constant guidance from her Lieutenant (played by Miguel Ferrer from Crossing Jordan). By night, the recently divorced Sheppard looks to her brother for help with her kids, but he brings his own trouble to the table. Nothing in life comes easy… Premiers June 12th
ABC Family: The Nine Lives of Chloe King
Destined to be a part of Mai, an ancient race with extraordinary powers, a young girl learns to balance life as a normal sixteen year old, understand and master her new supernatural abilities, and battle the assassins trying to kill her. So much for trying to be a normal teen! Based on the young adult series by Celia Thompson (also known as Liz Braswell), Skyler Samuels, from The Gates and The Stepfather (2009), stars as Chloe King. Premiers June 14th
Alphas follows five people pulled together by not-so ordinary superhuman abilities. Dr. Lee Rosen, a non-Alpha played by Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Temple Grandin), leads the team consisting of a hyperadrenal-Alpha with super strength and training as a former FBI Agent; a hyperkinesis-Alpha with perfect aim and motor skills, as well a history as an army sniper; an influencing-Alpha, the woman who manipulates others with her power of persuasion; a transducing-Alpha or human antennae; and a synesthete-Alpha, the most vulnerable of the Alphas with the ability to strengthen one of the five senses while leaving the other four useless. As one can imagine, these Type-A personalities will battle extreme personality differences, yet the team must overcome the odds to fight the more important crime at hand. Premiers July 11th
Remember to catch these new shows this week:
Franklin & Bash – Wednesday on TNT
Love Bites– Thursday on NBC
The Glades – Sunday on A&E
Which of these shows will you check out this summer? Do you like the strong presence of the supernatural series? What’s missing from television today that you’d like to see return? I’d love to hear from you!